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  • $14M awarded in lawsuit linking birth-control pill to stroke

    CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who said in a lawsuit that she suffered a debilitating stroke after taking the birth control drug Yasmin.

    Lawyers for Mariola Zapalski say the stroke occurred 13 days after she began taking the drug, paralyzing her left side and causing permanent brain injury.

    Friday's verdict came after a two-week trial in Cook County Circuit Court.

    Defendant Dr. Zbigniew Aniol declined to comment Saturday.

    A $2.5 million settlement in the same matter was reached a month ago with the hospital, Resurrection Medical Center. Drug maker Bayer has also faced lawsuits from women...

  • Fiat Chrysler to build three Jeep models in China

    ROME (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler have announced that they will build three new Jeep models in China for the local market -- which will be the biggest for Jeeps outside the United States.

    The automakers announced an agreement Saturday to expand the joint venture with China's Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Production is expected to begin in 2015 in Guangzhou.

    Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the deal represents the next phase in the "expansion on a global scale of the Jeep brand."

    In a statement, Fiat Chrysler said Jeep sold more than 731,000 vehicles in 2013 and last month set a record with...

  • Big names among prospective buyers for NFL's Buffalo Bills

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.

    Don't discount the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. And include New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi's name for added spice.

    It's not every day — or every year — an NFL franchise goes on the market as the Bills are, following owner Ralph Wilson's death last month.

    Wilson's wishes to have the team sold rather than passed on to his family raise the possibility of the Bills relocating from the city that's been home for...

  • GM in new recall controversy involving Saturn Ion steering system

    DETROIT (AP) — Government documents released Saturday show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures, despite getting thousands of consumer complaints.

    GM also received more than 30,000 warranty repair claims. 

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also did not seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years, even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and found 12 crashes and two injuries caused by the problem.

    This issue is the latest setback for the American automaker, which is already embroiled in a massive recall that affects...

  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

    Fat chance.

    The State Department is indefinitely extending the government's review of the contentious oil pipeline and citing ongoing litigation over its route across Nebraska. The project has taken on a life of its own as climate change activists battle with energy advocates from both parties.

    Republicans are jumping at the chance to paint Democrats as powerless to rein in their own party's president. Keystone opponents are split,...

Green Country Staffing
Our New Facility is Open! PDF Print E-mail

 

Tulsa's Green Country Staffing has opened its newly built 5000 sq/ft facility on Garnett Road near East 71st Street and Mingo Valley Expressway. Green Country Staffing has helped Tulsa employers find and hire qualified candidates since 1993. We realized over the last months that increasing demand from hiring companies and job seekers was quickly outgrowing our existing location.

"We wanted to expand our ability to recruit, qualify and place good candidates and knew we would need to build a bigger facility with more advanced systems to accomplish this," said Mike Kelly, President and founder of Green Country. "At the new location we can provide electronic candidate screening, testing and placement, which allows us to quickly connect employers with the right person for each job."

Candidates can apply for any one of many job openings managed through Green Country. Applications can be completed online or in person at the new facility. Skill testing is available to ensure that candidates meet the requirements of a particular job, allowing new hires and employers confidence that they'll be successful in the new position.

 
Putting Tulsa Back to Work PDF Print E-mail

 

Tulsa's Green Country Staffing plays a key role for Tulsa during the economic recovery.    We help our clients find the employees they need to reach their goals while maintaining the flexibility to staff and size their firms according to variable workloads and skill requirements.    This flexibility lets clients capture opportunitities while eliminating the risks of overstaffing.    We also help leverage critical Human Resources personnel so they can accomplish more, faster, and deliver the people their companies need.

 
How can Green Country help my company? PDF Print E-mail

More and more Tulsa companies are expanding their use of staffing firms.    In many cases the use of staffing services allows the company to focus on it's core business while minimizing the impact of employee aquisition and management.    Other companies find that they need to add qualified employees for special  projects while still allowing flexibility for future changes.   Our clients know that Green Country staffing can act quickly to identify, recruit and employ highly skilled staff for a variety of needed positions.    Let us show you how other similar companies have added valuable staff who help them drive their business forward - with the help of Green Country.